When Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber announced he was running for a third term four years ago — and he then won that race — we used the term “unprecedented” a lot, because it had never been done in Oregon before.
“We have not allowed partisanship to get in the way of doing the right thing for Oregon and for Oregonians, even when it required people to stretch beyond their ideology and beyond what conventional wisdom said could be done,” he said.
Sen. Patty Murray, of Washington, also managed to something done in the politically charged environment of Captol Hill. The Democrat announced a bipartisan budget deal to avoid another government shutdown in January.
And this week was the one-year anniversary of shootings at the Clackamas Town Center. What has that meant for gun laws in Oregon?
Our political guys, Bill and Jeff, have joined us again to review the news of the week. Bill Lunch is OPB’s Political Analyst and Jeff Mapes is the senior political reporter for The Oregonian.